When does one become ‘senior’ in an organization? Is it when one has 5 years of experience? Or 10, 20, or 30?
There is no right answer. And for good reason. 25-year olds can and do run companies, just as 65-year olds can and do too.
Everybody’s experience levels are different. Just as their skill sets and temperaments are.
Someone with 30 years of experience might be great in a banking role, but a recent graduate with 2 years of experience may far outweigh that experience in a technology role.
But it is good to treat everyone well, senior or junior. For, today’s reportee could well become tomorrow’s boss.
If someone thinks you are not fit to do a particular job, that is only their opinion. And opinions being free, may come and go. If our mental make-up is not strong, we can quickly feel inadequate.
Forget what others say. No Chairman or Founder or CEO was ever born for or accepted in a role de-facto.
We each have the capability to be anything we want to. As long as we don’t let ourselves stand in the way.